Minutes of The Board of Trustees April 6, 1920.
Resignation of Mr. H. E. McSwain, county agent, Lewis County,
Kentucky, effective February 2Y, 1920.
Resignation of Mr, Kimber Bowles, county agent, Morgan County,
Kentucky, effective December 31, 1919.
Resignation of Mr. Geoffrey Morgan, assistant director of ex-
tension, effective March 31, 1920.
Resignation of Mr. Marcus J. Clarke, assistant county agent,
McCracken County. Kentucky, effective February 22, 1920.
Resignation of Mr. 0. F. Floyd, extension specialist in market-
ing, effective March 31, 1920.
Resignation of Mr. Ralph J. Morgan, district agent, effective
April 30, 1920.
Resignation of Miss Wallace Utbterback, Secretary of the Feed
Control Department, effective May 1 1920.
Leaves of Absence
Leave of absence is granted to Mr. M. 0 Hughes, without pay,
for an indefinite period, effective March 31, 1920.
(5) Report of Business Agent. The report of the Business
Agent was presented and ordered filed.
(6) Report of the President. Presidnet McVey made a brief
report to the Board of Trustees as follows:
"(a) Increased Cost of Operation. The conditions facing the
University have greatly changed in the past two years. Dur-
ing the next two years, we shall be facing a very difficult situa-
tion. The increased cost of supplies, the added cost of coal
and the cost of labor and other supplies will add materially to
the budget changes.
t`(b) Salaries. The question of salaries is becoming more and
more serious, and increasingly more difficult to meet. We are un-
able to fill the positions of persons who resign at the salary they
received, new people cost more, with the result that we often get
people of less experience and the standards of the University are
in danger of being lowered. Some provision must be made for bring-
ing University salaries up to what they ought to be in order to meet
the increased cost of living.